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NDC’s Alban Bagbin elected Speaker of Parliament with 138 votes

Former National Democratic Congress(NDC) Member of Parliament for Nadowli Kaleo has been elected Speaker of Parliament with 138 votes to defeat Aaron Mike Ocquaye of the New Patriotic Party who had 136 votes with one spoilt ballot.

In a rather funny split, Member of Parliament-Elect for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson who was spotted in Parliament despite a Cape Coast High Court granting an injunction against his swearing-in was allowed to vote.

The NPP’s mood in parliament has been sober and sad with some of them calling for a recount.

Before the votes, the NDC described its nominee for the Speakership position, Alban Bagbin as the most suitable individual to head the legislative body in the next Parliament.

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